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Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14,196
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Posted By JimRidesThis
I live near sea level and my XL's on standard...

I live near sea level and my XL's on standard jetting (standard exhaust). Seems to run fine. I'd agree with Steve, it sounds like your secondary carb is over jetted or the emulsion tube/needle jet is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14,196
Views: 1,513,765
Posted By JimRidesThis
Thumb On the road again...

Well, now I don't have the R1100GS anymore, and the TDM is still firmly in project status, I thought I'd better pull my XL (Tamworth) out of the garage, see what needed doing and get it MOT'd and on...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-22-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,420
Posted By JimRidesThis
Thumb https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2923/14319614415_ed...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2923/14319614415_ed76de1407_z.jpg

Everyone's a winner in this thread! Here's one of my grandson, Max.
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,658
Posted By JimRidesThis
Now then Bruce. I've just dragged my XL out of...

Now then Bruce. I've just dragged my XL out of the garage. MOT test at the weekend and then it's back on the road. We've been hibernating :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,658
Posted By JimRidesThis
Sorry your deal fell through Bruce, but at least...

Sorry your deal fell through Bruce, but at least you'll get to enjoy the fruits of your labour. Looking forward to some photos of the build. :evil
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-16-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By JimRidesThis
What a fantastic collection of bikes. I've never...

What a fantastic collection of bikes. I've never attended the Banbury Run but would love to see the older bikes in action someday. Thanks for sharing your photos.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-09-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By JimRidesThis
Coincidence? Those photo's of mine were taken in...

Coincidence? Those photo's of mine were taken in 2008. Glad I wasn't on Speed Triple! :D

I'd definitely be up for your ride in/out but unfortunately I'm working in the Netherlands that week. Won't...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-09-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By JimRidesThis
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3246/3037987119_fc8...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3246/3037987119_fc8026dc08_o.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3218/3037988513_80f6332893_o.jpg

North of Applecross on the road to Inverbain and Sheildaig.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-09-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By JimRidesThis
More pics to tempt you to the Highlands... ...

More pics to tempt you to the Highlands...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3043/3037983333_56552d4b92_o.jpg

Top of Belach na Ba looking over to Applecross. Note, no rain, which is more usual up...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14,196
Views: 1,513,765
Posted By JimRidesThis
I shimmed mine at both ends to remove all but...

I shimmed mine at both ends to remove all but about 0.30 thou end float. I didn't have a shim for either end on my rebuild bike but found that Massey Ferguson gearbox shims are the right diameters -...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14,196
Views: 1,513,765
Posted By JimRidesThis
I feel his pain.

I feel his pain.
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14,196
Views: 1,513,765
Posted By JimRidesThis
Here you go... Sealey Bearing Separator 90-105mm ...

Here you go... Sealey Bearing Separator 90-105mm
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14,196
Views: 1,513,765
Posted By JimRidesThis
Finding one big enough for the job was the...

Finding one big enough for the job was the problem, this one was made by Sealey I think. I'll try and find a link for you.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-02-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 346,161
Posted By JimRidesThis
Brilliant shots Ivan. :clap

Brilliant shots Ivan. :clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-02-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 346,161
Posted By JimRidesThis
Thumb Hello Matthias, Great photo of your bike. A...

Hello Matthias,

Great photo of your bike. A subtle and effective use of HDR. Thanks for posting :D

Jim
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14,196
Views: 1,513,765
Posted By JimRidesThis
Yes, there is a tool for the job... See post #74...

Yes, there is a tool for the job... See post #74 on the thread below

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=785374&page=5
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,173
Posted By JimRidesThis
Looking good so far Matt, I'm looking forward to...

Looking good so far Matt, I'm looking forward to the next instalment. Thanks for the tip off about the Immingham>Scandanavia route :freaky
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-10-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,841
Posted By JimRidesThis
Really enjoyed reading your RR - you have an easy...

Really enjoyed reading your RR - you have an easy way with words, felt like I was hearing you tell me a story rather than reading it. Don't know if that makes sense or not! :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-10-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 23,381
Posted By JimRidesThis
Keep going... :D

Keep going...

:D
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-04-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,743
Posted By JimRidesThis
I've sent you a few dollars via PayPal to help...

I've sent you a few dollars via PayPal to help with CB's expenses. Great work guys, it's fantastic to see that CB's settled in and still has a wag in her tail :clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-31-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By JimRidesThis
Thanks for sharing your photos. Turkey is another...

Thanks for sharing your photos. Turkey is another biking destination in the list. I visited a couple of years ago, but no bike.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 372,922
Posted By JimRidesThis
I have Photoshop and some skills so I suppose I...

I have Photoshop and some skills so I suppose I could do it. I like the distortion though :D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-27-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4,377
Views: 636,405
Posted By JimRidesThis
Kylesku, The Scottish Highlands

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7410/16187791850_7351f8d5a1_c.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-27-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 372,922
Posted By JimRidesThis
Borrowed a fisheye lens from work... ...

Borrowed a fisheye lens from work...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5597/15482923220_3e26e2dfe2_c.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-26-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4,377
Views: 636,405
Posted By JimRidesThis
Oh yes. Great photo!

Oh yes. Great photo!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-26-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4,377
Views: 636,405
Posted By JimRidesThis
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7315/12570742004_b1...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7315/12570742004_b164aabbc8_c.jpg

My mate, trying to figure out where he was. Hmmm, if only there was a distinctive feature he could use to pin point his locale... ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-08-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 49,449
Posted By JimRidesThis
Tents and bikes...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3062/3087544348_5584eebb29_o.jpg
Tents and bikes. Scottish highlands. Sunny evening... take your pick!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-08-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 346,161
Posted By JimRidesThis
The Yamaha FJ1200 is one of the bike I wish I...

The Yamaha FJ1200 is one of the bike I wish I hadn't parted with (actually there aren't many I wouldn't like to have kept hold of :D) Any road trip was effortless and it had lots a power from low...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-08-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 346,161
Posted By JimRidesThis
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7472/16231822422_bf...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7472/16231822422_bfdf162cfa_c.jpg

My old FJ12
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-07-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 127,801
Posted By JimRidesThis
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5273/13976561039_27...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5273/13976561039_277b92b9ea_c.jpg

XT250 on Kirkstone Pass, The Lake District, UK. Taken on my iPhone 4, processed with Snapseed.
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 90,350
Posted By JimRidesThis
Nice blagging! Christmas has come early in...

Nice blagging! Christmas has come early in California :)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14,196
Views: 1,513,765
Posted By JimRidesThis
Hang in there man. And don't part with your...

Hang in there man.

And don't part with your XL - you've invested blood, sweat and tears in that machine - and we've been to hell and back with you in this thread ;)

In the land of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,658
Posted By JimRidesThis
Well, the other guy is buying what should be a...

Well, the other guy is buying what should be a great bike once it's finished. You've put a lot of thought into it so far

I also think it's beholding on the other guy to finish off the mods as a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,658
Posted By JimRidesThis
I'm still here. It's very quiet. ;-) Sent...

I'm still here. It's very quiet. ;-)


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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-01-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3,512
Views: 1,006,815
Posted By JimRidesThis
You've made a really nice job of that :) I...

You've made a really nice job of that :)

I had a red '92 ten years ago and now have a silver '92 (with a slight blue/mauve tinge) awaiting some minor work and a set of tyres - it should be...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14,196
Views: 1,513,765
Posted By JimRidesThis
No. You should be worried about your wife!

No. You should be worried about your wife!
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-02-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,670
Posted By JimRidesThis
Thumb Greetings from the UK, I really enjoyed the...

Greetings from the UK, I really enjoyed the photos Vicks, thanks for sharing them. It looks like there's some stunning scenery and riding in Oman.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,306
Posted By JimRidesThis
I bought a digital subscription based on reading...

I bought a digital subscription based on reading the first issue as a freebie. Can't say I'm all that fond of it, once you've flicked through one issue you know what's coming next. Don't get me...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-22-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 372,922
Posted By JimRidesThis
Thumb Yes, it is a bit of a tip at the moment :D ...

Yes, it is a bit of a tip at the moment :D



Thanks for the appreciative comment SnoreMachine. I just needed some more shots to be able to square off the frame but what you can't see that I was...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-19-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 346,161
Posted By JimRidesThis
The garage

Here's my HDR cave...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3935/15389597080_72f256dcfb_b.jpg
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